Monday, December 30, 2013

especially for writers born 1980-1995: IDK Mag

I don’t know anything about this magazine [beyond what’s below] but it may interest some of you as a possible market.


New online journal IDK Magazine is open to e-mail submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photography, and art through February 1st! MFA students and emerging writers, this is the journal for you—we’re currently looking especially for submissions of creative nonfiction.

IDK Magazine flirts with the unknown. We love Millennials and the people who write about them. We believe in writing our way out of the cultural wasteland; disobeying social norms; satirizing pop culture; sugar-coating the past through the practice of nostalgia; embracing, celebrating, and rejecting Internet culture; placing a bullhorn in front of the mouth of tomorrow; and empowering the collective body of future humanity. (Eat your vegetables, kids.)

We love electric prose and poems that make the hairs on our arms stand pin-straight. Nothing’s better, in our book, than a sentence that can crack our skull open like an egg or a line that forces us to remember its internal rhyme weeks later. We hope you’ll fiddle with form. We hope you’ll hug your strangeness. Play with dissonance; play with assonance. Interrogate dead leaders. Become notorious.

Since IDK’s mission revolves around the Millennial generation, we primarily seek to publish emerging writers born between the years of 1980 and 1995. We don’t want to be ageists, though, so if you fall outside those brackets but are writing about the life and times of Generation Y, send us your work.

For more information, visit IDK’s website at or email the editors at IDKmagazineATgmailDOTcom


Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more,,,


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation, Elma. Let's see if we hit it off, even though I'm from 1973 ;) Happy new year!